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Acupuncture Berea, Acupuncture Elizabethtown, Acupuncture Lexington, KY, Articles, Health, Ky By Arwen Careaga, LAc., MSTOM, NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture This is a fairly short article, but important – if you consider it important to avoid unnecessary suffering, that is! Two days ago, I was working from 9-8, entering data, etc., and sitting in the air conditioning in a sleeveless, collar-less...
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The Spirit in TCM is divided into 5 parts: Affect & Emotion Corporeal “bodily” Soul Ethereal Soul & Intuition Intellect & Memory Willpower & Destiny Of these, classical Chinese texts keep referring to “the 3 souls” not only just one. What on earth could the other two be? [responsive] [/responsive] It is my theory that...
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There is an unfortunate side-effect to the non-shamanistic approach to medicine these days – or the “hospital” form of medicine: and it is that there are two common groups of people that fall right through the cracks and don’t get the care and healing that they deserve. I’m not talking about poor education of a doctor, misdiagnosis, or malpractice....
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This is a question we get a LOT. People want to know what it is. Traditionally speaking, of course, Chinese philosophers have struggled to define Qi (Chi) and end up by saying “Qi is everything, so it is undefinable.”   This doesn’t sit well with Westerners who have a pigeonhole for everything in the modern...
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Obsession, Compulsion, Addiction, and Phobias all fall into the category in Chinese Medicine of “disorders of the Shen-Qi” Now I want to be clear here… just because you have any of the above does not make you “shen disturbed” which is a particular state of hyper or hypoactive Qi. But I would say that these...
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FEAR False evidence appearing real? Face everything and rise? What is fear? And what is Fear’s result? How does it affect our health, happiness, and longevity? [separator headline=”h1″ title=”There is nothing to fear but Fear Itself…”] Although I am not sure that is an accurate statement, it certainly carries a lot of weight, both from...
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There is nothing literally as vexing as anxiety. It is an invisible force, which starts insidiously for most people, and can progress to a constant, persistent problem. But before describing the treatment, let me describe the different types of Anxiety. >>There is something we call “visceral agitation” which means that the anxiety comes from deep...
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I have quite a few patients that come in complaining of ‘depression.’ What originally was a specific condition has, like sciatica, fibromyalgia, and plantar fascitis become a catch all phrase for several different Patterns. As a reminder: a pattern is the tree, whereas symptoms and diseases are the leaves and syndromes are branches… a pattern...
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